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What Happens If…

We are planning what could be an interesting game of 40K this weekend, it is an attempt to see how a single Imperial Reaver Titan will do against a Knights army. Will it be a quick game? For sure it will take a while for the Reaver wounds to be reduced, it is more a question of how quickly can the Reaver take out each Knight.

The Reaver Titan has three very powerful weapons so could fire at three different targets each turn. It will be an interesting confrontation and we will attempt to capture the results.

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Whats On The Table?

Many years ago, I painted up some Grymn models from Hasslefree, a set of seven stout chaps and a couple of armoured character types.
I decided they need a bit of a touch up so did not feel too bad about using them in a game of Rogue Stars. Basically I just wanted to repaint the bases and give them a good inking.

Dragon Rampant Treefolk

In another game of Dragon Rampant, I fielded my Treefolk once again, a collection of oldish models that were not getting used for anything else.

Scantily clad i-Kore Sirens are armed with light bows and very little armour, obviously. As Dragon Rampant has a number of standard unit profiles, it is sometimes a challenge to match the models to the model profiles.
This old Reaper Wyvern is a nice model, another that does not come out much.

These GW models were originally bought to use as a Blood Bowl team, but I never got around to that. But having twelve means they make a great infantry unit.

The flying Wyvern is able to move over terrain so usually gets into combat first. This game was against Mr Steinbergs Saxons who were on the lookout for Gems and perhaps any firewood they could get their hands on.

These are also old i-Kore models, Blood Reavers, a reduced model unit but fast an heavily armoured.

The Saxons Command unit took up a sensible position in a ruined tower and managed to keep out of trouble for the battle.

Unfortunately the Treefolk army collapsed, the Saxons got their firewood. So in about 20 or 30 years, some more trees should have finished growing and they will have their revenge…

Dragon Rampant Tir-Na-Bor

My Tir-Na-Bor Dwarf army had another outing in Dragon Rampant recently, one of my favorite ranges fantasy figures.

I have not quite got enough for a unit of twelve models with muskets or crossbows, so a couple of extras have been drafted in to make up the numbers.

The Dwarf tank is a great model, heavily armoured with a very big gun!

My small unit of elite Thermo Warriors like to make the most of cover and leap out to attack any emeny units that get close enough.

The Wild-Charging Bellicose Boors are only any good if they get to charge, if they are charged, they tend not to last long.

Six Khor Knights are the leaders unit, heavy armour, a good rate of attack and pretty quick.

Steam Wars Skirmish

So it has been a long hot summer, not a lot of painting, not a lot of modelling and only a little gaming. I did manage a small of game of Steam Wars last week with a visiting old friend from across the pond.

The game was set up on a 4′ by 4′ table using my new cobble boards and plenty of terrain.
This was a small game, the British Empire defending against the Prussian Scrunts. Both forces were mostly infantry with only a couple of light vehicles.
The British started with only half their force on the table when the Prussians launched their attack, the rest of the force were alerted when the attack commenced and could come on from turn two.
The mission was for the Prussian forces to disrupt a British resupply of the Aeroneff HMSS Reliant. The Aeroneff was scenery for this game and was not going to be taking to the air.

The British Sky Hussars made good use of the Reliant, using their jump packs to leap to the deck ready for a subsequent jump.

The Prussian jump troops, the Wechseln Angriffseinheit charged into the British Iron Man heavy infantry and their close combat steam weapons killed three of the defender.
The British Treadbikes roared on to support the infantry and were eliminated by the combined firepower of the Ungeheuer (Bob Olley classic Ogryns) and a Heavy Machine Gun.
The British troops were struggling to keep back the attacking Prussians, the fire and maneuver blitzkrieg tactics were working perfectly.
In the end the British defence collapsed and the Prussians not only stopped the resupply of the HMSS Reliant, but were also able to subsequently sabotage the Aeroneff.